The Land Rover Range Rover Sport was introduced in 2005. This mid-sized SUV addition to the Land Rover family is a great vehicle enjoyed by many. It is extremely handy to own the Land Rover Range Rover Sport service manual so that you can keep your vehicle in tip-top shape.
The first-generation Range Rover Sport was enjoyed from 2005-2013. This original Sport model was based on being a smaller version of the Land Rover Discovery. The Sport would have a shorter wheelbase and a raked roofline; these 2 components made it impossible for Land Rover to add a 3rd row of passenger seats.
Due to being owned by Jaguar at the time, this first-generation Sport featured an all-aluminum Jaguar engine. By 2007 the engine would be further refined to include a 3.6 liter- twin turbodiesel TDV8 engine. This first generation would also have an automatic transmission in its vehicles.
Land Rover equipped the Sport with air suspension. This was done to accommodate off-road driving and rougher terrain. Their system gave the driver the choice of 3 different heights: standard, off-road and a lower access height. They also incorporated the use of electronically monitored pneumatic valves to automatically sense and adjust the height of the wheels when driving off-road. This feature was a great asset when one wheel might be higher than another due to rough terrain while off-roading.
The first generation of Sport vehicles was also equipped with Land Roverís Terrain Response System. This system allowed the driver to control the transmission settings and adjust the chassis as needed. These settings gave the driver the freedom to drive over grass, gravel, snow, mud, sand, and rocks. A display in the dashboard would help the driver know what terrain and what option to use to better navigate the off-road terrain.
In 2013 Land Rover would introduce the 2nd generation of the Range Rover Sport. They chose the New York Auto Show in March 2013 as the place to introduce this next generation.
The 2nd generation Range Rover Sport is actually a little bit longer and several hundred pounds lighter than its predecessor. This vehicle is built using an all-aluminum monocoque body. In addition, Land Rover added Dynamic Response suspension and anti-roll bars with this Sport model. Additionally, this generation underwent several exterior and interior design upgrades.
Sport owners should have a copy of the Land Rover Range Rover Sport workshop manual on hand to complement their Sport experience.